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Eleazar seeks in-depth probe into killing of former mayoralty bet in Abra



National Police chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar ordered a thorough investigation into the killing of a doctor who was also a former mayoral candidate in Abra and vowed to monitor the case’s progress.

Eleazar directed the Cordillera regional police to create a special investigation task group that would look into the killing of Dr. Amor Trina Dait.

“Ito ay upang mapabilis ang imbestigasyon sa kasong ito, in the interest of truth and justice,” Eleazar said in a statement.

Dait, a resident doctor of La Paz District Hospital, was gunned down inside her home in Brgy. Poblacion, Pilar town, last Saturday night. She ran for mayor of Pilar during the 2019 local elections.

Local police have been directed to coordinate with the victim’s family to check if Dait received death threats prior to the crime. It must also be determined if there are individuals who have personal grudge against her, Eleazar said.

“On behalf of the men and women of the PNP, ipinapaabot ko ang taos-pusong pakikiramay sa medical community at sa pamilya ni Dr. Amor Trina Dait. Tinitiyak ko sa inyo na personal kong tutukan ang kasong ito,” he added.

Eleazar appealed to residents of Pilar to immediately inform authorities if they have information on the incident or the suspects.